England’s Charlotte Thompson shot the low round of her career to tie with overnight leader, Daisy Nielsen after the second day of the CitizenGuard LETAS Trophy at Royal Waterloo in Lasne, Belgium.

Both players are seven under par for the tournament, Thompson shooting a second round 66, 7 under and Nielsen adding a one under par, 72, to her opening 67 on the first day.

Thompson is enjoying the La Marache course at Royal Waterloo and plans to play the course aggressively on the final day.

“I don’t think I will hold back on anything. No point protecting it out there… you can go for it. And just be sensible and do what I did today, missing in the right spots, that’s important around here.”

One shot back at 6 under are Finland’s Krista Bakker and Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands, who both shot 70’s.

Justine Dreher (67) from France and Spanish amateur Luna Sobron (70) are tied for 5th place at 4 under par. 

Amateur Leslie Cloots was one of three Belgian players to make the final day's cut, which fell at 4 over par. The highlight of Cloots' round was a hole in one on the par three 4th hole with a 5 iron from 160 metres.

Forty professionals and 10 amateurs made the cut, which fell at 4 over par.

 

First round notes

 

Denmark’s Daisy Nielsen takes a three shot lead into the 2nd round of the CitizenGuard LETAS Trophy after an impressive opening 67, 6 under par, at Royal Waterloo Golf Club in Lasne, Belgium.

Nielsen teed off from the 10th hole, bogeying the 12th before a string of birdies from the 15th to the 18th holes put the 22-year-old in contention at 3 under par. Further birdies on the 2nd, 5th and 8th took Nielsen past the early on course leader Anne Van Dam from the Netherlands.

Van Dam also birdied the 15th, 17th and 18th, along with an eagle on the 16th to move to 5 under par. The 20-year-old from Arnhem then faltered slightly on her back nine with a double bogey on the 4th and a bogey on her penultimate hole, to finish at 3 under par and in a tie with six other players.

Nielsen was delighted with her first day’s play, crediting her putting for her low score.

“I putted very well and my short game was very good. I didn’t really hit great shots but decent shots and good putting. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, I am just going to go out and try to improve my shots and keep doing what I do and hopefully improve a little bit.”

 

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